Mapping the intersection of education and money
January 14, 2011 9:32 PM Subscribe
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Does a better education really lead to a higher income? Take a map of the USA, overlay census data for high school graduation rates (red), college graduate rates (yellow) and median household income (blue). What do you get? A patchwork map
of purples, blues, pinks and greens, that shows the relationship between education and income by county.Some basic analysis
explains that the closer to black a county is, the more prosperous it is. Closer to white, less education and less income. The spectrum of colors in between show you the interaction between education and income at a glance.